to the NPA Conference 2021 from October 29th to 31st in Lübeck, Germany

We are happy to announce that the next NPA conference will be held in the beautiful city of Lübeck (, Germany’s most extensive UNESCO World Heritage Site (übeck).

The Observatory Lübeck (in German: »Sternwarte Lübeck«) is happy to welcome the NPA members, in collaboration with the »Sternkammer« – the worlds first school planetarium, opened 1931 at the former „Klosterhofschule“-school in Lübeck (now: »Grund- und Gemeinschaftsschule St. Jürgen (GGS)« and now modernized with a digital fulldome system.

Having a NPA meeting in Lübeck is a great chance to network in the historic spirit of the Hanseatic League between Lübeck and the Nordic and Baltic countries, and networking with astronomy and planetariums.

In 2021, the primary school and college with the historic planetarium is celebrating its 90th anniversary. It has been expanded with a modern building with new lecture rooms, a new main hall (ideal for vendor presentations) and a new restaurant – its Campus will be the main conference location. Also this year, the observatory reopened with a new observation tower in a new location after 5 years of renovation.

Exciting pre- and post conference options including a visit to the Hamburg Planetarium ( and the Nordic Film Days Film Festival ( will make the conference a very unique experience.

For all information and inquires incl. sponsorship options please contact the organizing committee via

We are looking forward to seeing you! On behalf of the organizing committee,

Ralph Heinsohn, Kai Santavuori and Aase Roland Jacobsen

The conference is made possible with support from our partner, the Possehl foundation Lübeck.